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Hi there

I'm Xavier.

Full-stack developer & YouTuber.

I love taking complicated topics and explaining them in plain-English.

Checkout my videos

Why Dark Mode Makes You Stupid

Dark mode is popular, but can have a negative impact on your productivity. When using dark mode, you'll read slower and spot fewer errors. This video was inspired by someone calling me a freak for ...

How I Built an NFC Movie Library for my Kids

When I was a kid, my sister and I had a tower of VHS tapes we watched endlessly. Fast-forward to today, and my children's movie collection is vastly different. It's completely digital and dispersed...

About me

By looking at this website and my content you probably think that I'm a developer and a passionate geek. Spot on! Here are some facts that you probably don't know about me: I'm 30 years old and I live in a country that is so tiny you might not even spot it on a map!

Besides this blog, I also have a YouTube channel and I've created a few e-learning courses. One of my biggest passions is taking complex topics and simply explaining them. I love doing extensive research and continuously rewrite my posts or video scripts until they make sense. It's a messy and unstructured process but when I’m finally done, it gives me satisfaction knowing that I've helped people to understand new topics.

I hope that you can feel all my passion when reading my blog posts or watching my videos. A lot of hard work has gone into them!

But enough about me! Let's talk about you. What is your story? What drives you? What gets you up in the morning? Is it the Simply Explained content or something else?

Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter (@Savjee) and let me know. I'd love hearing from you!

Photo of Xavier Decuyper giving a presentation